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27 May 2007

al Jazeera

Yemen has spent millions of dollars in recent months buying up bombs, artillery and even anti-aircraft guns from ordinary civilians as part of a crackdown in a country where arms are openly carried. The country's cabinet launched a campaign last month to shut down shops selling weapons without a license and confiscate unlicensed weapons. It also said that millions of dollars would be spent buying up weapons from heavily-armed tribesmen, in a country where tribes remain... (

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